28 February 1921 diary of Dr John Stewart Muir (1845-1938) of Selkirk

Dull day: strongish S.W. wind slight drizzle intermittently in forenoon + more marked later wetting the pavements. I had a town list of 30 of whom I saw 17 walking at first + then cycling on my way to + from Fairnilea + Peelburnfoot. David1 having to go to Carterhaugh + Kirkhope did Oakwood. Helen2 paid the books in the forenoon + in the afternoon some accounts + got £2 stolen (she thinks) by a girl in And. Douglas’ shop3. Got P.C. [post card] from Rennie4, he says he could take me.

1 David Charteris ‘Dav.’ Graham (1889-1963), M.B., medical practitioner and Dr Muir’s business partner

2 Helen Frances ‘Mousey’ Muir (1880-1963), Dr Muir’s third daughter and sometime housekeeper

3 Andrew Douglas was Tenant Occupier of a shop at 8 Market Place, Selkirk [ 1921 VR007900012-]

4 The Reverend James Rennie (1826-1924), Church of Scotland minister and Dr Muir’s brother in law; widower of Catherine Stewart Muir q.v., living at Prestwick, Ayrshire

[Source: Scottish Borders Archives & Local History Service SBA/657/24, Dr J S Muir of Selkirk, medical practitioner, journal for 1921]

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Archivist, interests include Dr John Stewart Muir 1845-1938) of Selkirk, general practitioner, and Seton Paul Gordon (1886–1977), naturalist, author and photographer

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